PH Government Tightens Measures in 4 Provinces amid COVID-19 Spike
PH GOVERNMENT – The authorities placed four (4) provinces under Alert Level 4 amid the surge in the COVID-19 cases in the country.
The Philippine government has once again tightened the curbs in several areas in the country following a new surge in the COVID-19 cases. After the holidays when a lot of people went out for the preparations, an increase in the daily tally of coronavirus cases in several cities were noted. It urged the government to place the entire Metro Manila under Alert Level 3.
Some local governments in the capital region also reimpose strict measures like the curfew hours. The mayors also agreed to temporarily limit the mobility of the unvaxxed individuals. Initially, the implementation of the Alert Level 3 in Metro Manila is from January 3 to January 15 but the government decided to extend it until January 31, 2022.
According to the Palace, the measure in Metro Manila may escalate to Alert Level 4 if the COVID-19 cases continue to grow. The authorities stressed that they are preventing the situation wherein hospitals will be congested with coronavirus cases again. The Omicron variant was previously identified as the predominant variant in the country now.
Recently, the PH government placed four (4) provinces under Alert Level 4 amid the surge in the COVID-19 cases. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, here is a list of the provinces under the Alert Level 4 starting Friday until the end of the month:
- Mountain Province
- Northern Samar
Several areas were also placed by the PH government under Alert Level 3. Here is the list:
- Puerto Princesa City
- Zamboanga del Norte
- Zamboanga Sibugay
- Lanao del Norte
- Davao de Oro
- Davao Oriental
- North Cotabato
- Sultan Kudarat
- Surigao del Norte
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